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University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award

The University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award provides an award to graduate student(s) enrolled in a doctoral degree program at Kansas State University.  Eligible students must be admitted to candidacy, entering the last year of his or her program, be enrolled in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 and plan to graduate in May or August 2017. The award is available to eligible students who meet the above criteria in any K-State college, department or program. Students may nominate themselves. Nominations may also be submitted by K-State faculty. 

The award is intended to recognize exceptional achievement in graduate studies. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in scholarship through publications and other accomplishments appropriate for his or her academic field.

The recipient(s) will be selected by an interdisciplinary committee of graduate faculty and a member of the University Distinguished Professors group. Funds may be used for dissertation, research, travel, planning postdoctoral moves or other expenses. 

The funds will be awarded without restriction to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. The University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award is intended for students with an outstanding record of scholarship and may not be awarded every year.

2015 UDP Student Awards Presentation

Submission Deadline

April 1, 2016

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2016 UDP Graduate Student Winners

Stephanie Kurti

Kirsten Grond

Ana Claudia Sant'Anna